Gasoline supply expected to rise

[singlepic=144,320,240,,left]AAA Carolinas expects availability of gasoline to rise throughout the Carolinas. Gasoline prices hit record highs in the region as a reaction to the threat of Hurricane Ike, which struck the coast of Texas, including Houston, Saturday morning.

“It’s important for motorists to continue to exercise restraint and only fill up their vehicles when necessary – when they have less than ¼ tank of gas – for the next several days,” said David Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. “Avoid panic pumping.”

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Shots fired at Mint Hill apartments

Mint Hill Police say shots were fired this morning at 12:30 am at the Victoria Park Apartments. The incident began when occupants of an apartment arrived home to find two men had broken in and ransacked the interior. The two men gained entry by breaking a rear window in the back bedroom. The male occupant of the apartment fired several shots before the suspects fled.

According to Mint Hill Police:

No injuries were reported and the suspects were last seen on foot leaving the apartment complex.  The suspects were described as being one white male and one black male, approximately 18-21 years of age.  Both were last seen wearing white tee shirts.

Mint Hill Police are asking anyone with information about this incident, please call Detective Lezette at 704-545-1085.

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Lawyers Road sidewalk postponed, again

The Board of Commissioners deferred a decision on the proposed sidewalk connecting The Traditions at Lawyers and Brighton Park. The decision was deferred so the board can determine the safest location for the sidewalk intersection. The project will be discussed September 25 at the next board meeting.

Read more about the sidewalk September 18 in The Mint Hill Times.

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Patriots quiet Lions’ roar

Lawrence Martin owned the night. Martin caught six passes for 211 yards, two touchdowns and he threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to tight end Sebastian Green on a wide receiver pass. Head coach Tom Knotts said Martin also wasn’t too shabby on defense.

“We have to use him both ways, and he probably is one of the top five players in Charlotte,” he said. “It’s hard to play both ways, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

INDEPENDENCE 49

WEST CHARLOTTE 3

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Bulldogs stuff Cardinals

[singlepic=143,320,240,,left]Butler football got off to a rough start Friday as Berry scored on a 72-yard touchdown pass to freshman Germone Hopper on the second play of the game. The Bulldogs quickly settled down, however, and cruised to a convincing win.

Eight Bulldogs scored touchdowns on the evening. By the second half, coach Mike Newsome played second and third stringers the rest of the game.The win makes Butler 3-0 for the season, setting up a showdown next Friday against West Charlotte.

BUTLER 66

BERRY 12

(Photos by mark sward)

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